Blue Flax Lewisii

Linum lewisii

Lewisii flax sends more stems from the base, so it is slightly 'bushy' in appearance. Dazzling blue blossoms on graceful stems adorn this beautiful native wildflower. It is easy to grow from seed, requires little care, and is drought tolerant. The intense blue flowers create a sensation when they appear in spring and last until the small rounded seed-heads form in late summer.

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Blue Flax Lewisii Summary
  • Blue Flax Lewisii is a beautiful and hardy wildflower that is native to North America.
  • It is a low-growing plant with bright blue flowers that bloom in the spring and early summer.
  • Blue Flax Lewisii is a popular choice for gardeners because it is easy to care for and attracts pollinators.
  • Blue Flax Lewisii is a low-growing plant that typically reaches heights of 6-12 inches.
  • It has slender, green stems and narrow, lance-shaped leaves.
  • The flowers of Blue Flax Lewisii are bright blue and have five petals.
  • The flowers are typically about 1 inch in diameter and bloom in clusters.
Why Plant Blue Flax Lewisii?
  • Blue Flax Lewisii is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that is perfect for any garden.
  • It attracts pollinators, such as butterflies and bees, which are beneficial for the environment.
  • Blue Flax Lewisii is also a drought-tolerant plant, which makes it a good choice for gardeners in dry climates.
Interesting Facts About Blue Flax Lewisii
  • Blue Flax Lewisii is a member of the Linaceae family, which also includes flaxseed.
  • The plant is named after Meriwether Lewis, who collected specimens of Blue Flax Lewisii during the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
  • Blue Flax Lewisii is used in some Native American cultures to make traditional medicines.
How to Germinate Blue Flax Lewisii Seeds
  • To germinate Blue Flax Lewisii seeds, sow them directly in the garden in the fall or early spring.
  • The seeds should be sown about 1/8 inch deep and spaced about 6 inches apart.
  • Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate, which should take about 2-3 weeks.
Additional Tips
  • Blue Flax Lewisii prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
  • The plant is relatively drought-tolerant, but it will benefit from occasional watering during dry periods.
  • Blue Flax Lewisii does not require fertilization, but a light application of compost or manure in the spring can help to improve the soil quality.
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Product Details
Linum lewisii

Data sheet

Water Needs:
Very Low, Low, Low/Moderate
Full Sun, Full Sun / Partial Shade
Annual grow in all zones, 5, 6, 7, 8
Growth Cycle:
Soil Type:
Peaty Soil, Saline Soil, Chalky Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Silty Soil, ALL Tolerant of most soils, Clay Soil
Yes, with caution
e: Up to 1.5 Feet
Growing Instructions:
Scatter seeds in spring or fall into well dug, finely raked and weeded soil. Gently press or rake the seeds in burying them no deeper than 1/8". Keep moist until established.
Special Features:
Birds and Hummingbirds, Butterfiles and Pollinators, Drying and Crafts
Growth Rate:

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